03/29/2012 10:22 am ET

Newt Gingrich Held Secret Meeting With Romney

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich held a previously unreported meeting on Saturday, The Washington Times reported Thursday, as rumors swirl that the former House speaker will drop out of the race.

Gingrich told the paper that he did not make a deal with the former Massachusetts governor to quit his run, which he has insisted will go on even after numerous primary losses and a Tuesday report that his staff will be cut by a third. He said Romney did not offer him help with campaign debts or a position in his potential administration in exchange for leaving the race.

He also reiterated that he plans to continue his bid until Republican National Convention in August.

"There is no agreement of any kind, and I plan to go all the way to Tampa," he told The Washington Times.

The meeting took place in New Orleans, La., before the Louisiana primary, a source told the paper.